With a Drum Gear damper ring, you'll instantly round out and soften your snare drum sound the moment you place the ring on the drum.
Sonically, the dampening eliminates all the overtones from the drum, making the sound rounder and slightly reducing the volume.
If you're playing in small spaces, maybe with hard walls, the ring can be a bit of a lifesaver.
You might recall Gadd's classic awesome snare sound from the '80s and '90s. That sound was precisely achieved by Steve Gadd using such a dampening ring.
The dampening ring is available in three models:
13-inch standard width - 21.5 mm.
14-inch standard width - 21.5 mm.
14-inch "fat" - a slightly wider version at 25 mm.